“Kelly Mathews is an artist from Chicago, IL. She was born in small town Iowa where she pursued two things, art and Arabian horses. After receiving her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kelly spent the next 22 years professionally training and showing Arabian horses. Her students have won numerous top National honors in the United States and Canada.
Retiring in 2014 from professional riding, Kelly has returned full time to her art. Primarily using encaustic and photography, her work deals with social and political issues.”